1. Pink Notches First Solo Hot 100 No. 1

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pink scores her first solo No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "So What," thanks to digital sales of 253,000 units. The artist previously topped the chart via a 2001 remake of Labelle's "Lad Pink scores her first solo No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with…

  2. Ask Billboard: Kanye West, 50 Cent and Kenny Chesney, UK artists, Rock Charts

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers questions Kanye West, 50 Cent and Kenny Chesney, UK artists, rock charts and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  3. New Taylor Swift Album Set For November

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift will unveil her sophomore Big Machine album, "Fearless," on Nov. 11. Swift will premiere the video for first single "Love Story" tonight (Sept. 12) at 8:30 ET on CMT. It will then play ev Taylor Swift will unveil her sophomore Big Machine album, "Fearless…

  4. Chart Beat

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from David Cook, Donna Summer, Jody Watley and more! 'TIME' IS ON HIS SIDE: The longest run of No. 1s by solo females in the history of the Adult Contemporary chart is over. After a 36-week reign by Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly" (19 weeks),…

  5. Fillmore West Documentary Revived For DVD

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 40 years after it closed for good, famed San Francisco concert venue the Fillmore West will be back in the spotlight this fall via the documentary "Fillmore: The Last Days." Nearly 40 years after it closed for good, famed San Francisco concert venue the Fillmore West will be…

  6. James Taylor Writing Songs For Next Album

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a holiday set (2006's "A Christmas Album"), a live album (2007's "One Man Band") and his upcoming "Covers" collection, James Taylor says his next priority is his first album of original material After a holiday set (2006's "A Christmas…

  7. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Lead CMA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards. Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards. George Strait and duo Sugarland each nabbed five nominations, with…

  8. Britney Bounces Back With Three VMA Wins

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears returned to the MTV Video Music Awards in a major way last night (Sept. 7) in Los Angeles, getting the last laugh after a disastrous 2007 appearance by winning the first three awards of Britney Spears returned to the MTV Video Music Awards in a major way last night (Sept. 7) in…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece.…

  10. Kanye, Aguilera Join MTV VMA Lineup

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A year after vowing never to perform on the MTV Video Music Awards again, hip-hop star Kanye West will close the show's 25th annual ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday, joining a lineup that includes Chri A year after vowing never to perform on the MTV Video Music Awards again, hip-hop star…

  11. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while Mraz was working on his "Mr. A to Z…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets…

  14. Queen Makes Date For 'The Cosmos Rocks'

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Queen + Paul Rodgers have set an Oct. 28 U.S. release date for "The Cosmos Rocks," the band's first new album since 1995 and its first since Rodgers stepped in for the late Freddie Mercury in 2004. Queen + Paul Rodgers have set an Oct. 28 U.S. release date for "The Cosmos…

  15. John Lennon Biopic To Focus On Rise To Fame

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The story of John Lennon is headed for the big screen with "Nowhere Boy," a biopic that will be directed by visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood. The story of John Lennon is headed for the big screen with "Nowhere Boy," a biopic that will be directed by visual artist Sam Taylor…

  16. Slipknot

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was 1999, and his label had convinced Ozzfest organizers to put its newly signed band, Slipknot, on the festival's The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was…

  17. Kara DioGuardi Named New 'Idol' Judge

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. DioGuardi, whose work includes…

  18. Psycho Killers

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new Slipknot album means new masks, new outfits -- and new sonic sojourns. "All Hope Is Gone" doesn't disappoint in that regard. A new Slipknot album means new masks, new outfits -- and new sonic sojourns. "All Hope Is Gone" doesn't disappoint in that regard.…

  19. Chart Beat: David Archuleta, Rihanna, Brandy and Monica, Journey, Isaac Hayes

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses David Archuleta's chart position, Rihanna 'Bowing' on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Monica and Brandy's return to the charts and more! 'CRUSH' TO JUDGMENT: Different artists have different feelings about the Billboard charts. Some follow the ups…

  20. Rihanna Fends Off Archuleta Atop Hot 100

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Disturbia," but barely fended off the best chart debut in more than 18 months, in the form of David Archuleta's "Crush." His track Rihanna begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with …

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